Added sugar increases risk of heart disease

A new study reveals that eating too much sugar is bad for our heart and could lead to an earlier death. The research examined nutrition surveys from nearly 12,000 Americans and found that those who reported consuming the greatest percentage of calories from added sugar were twice as likely to die from heart disease over … Read more

Rs 3 lakh crore in 12th Plan for health sector

The appreciable developments in the healthcare sector are attributable to the strengthening of the health infrastructure in the country, and a focused approach by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Government has increased budget outlay by 335% to Rs 3 lakh crore in 12th Plan for healthcare to achieve universal and inclusive healthcare … Read more

Child Marriages in India – Plan of Action to curb the practice

Child Marriage in India is a matter of serious concern. Child Marriage denies a child the basic right to good health, nutrition and education. It is widely acknowledged that early marriage makes girls more vulnerable to violence, abuse and exploitation. For both girls and boys, marriage has a strong physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional impact, … Read more

World Egg Day – second Friday of October every year

World Egg Day is being celebrated today. This day celebrated on the second Friday of October every year to  raise awareness about nutritional benefit of eggs. The egg is a wholesome nutritious food with high nutrient density and it provides 12 percent of the daily value of protein besides other nutrients including vitamins, amino acid … Read more

Full speech of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh – India

My dear fellow-citizens, Brothers, sisters and dear children, I greet you all on this Independence Day. Today is certainly a day of joy for us. But on this celebration of independence we also feel pain in our hearts that our brothers and sisters in Uttarakhand had to face devastation about two months back. Our deepest … Read more

Nutrition is pre-requisite of Beauty

Nutrition is the pre-requisite of beauty. There is peaceful co-existence of Allopathy with Ayurveda, Yoga, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa in our country, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad said this, addressing the 12th Convocation of the VLCC Institute of Beauty and Nutrition. Shri Azad said we have pluralistic healthcare delivery system … Read more

Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation – WIFS Programme launched in Rajasthan

The Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation Programme for the State of Rajasthan was launched by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfareat Jaipur. Addressing the programme, Shri Azad said adolescents form 22% of India’s total population who are the future of the country. But half of the adolescent population, both girls … Read more

Use of Coconut in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha

The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is a member of the family Arecaceae. It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. Coconut has been traditionally used in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha … Read more

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